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3D printing helps designers build a better brick

Using 3-D printing and advanced geometry, a team at Cornell has developed a new kind of building material - interlocking ceramic bricks that are lightweight, need no mortar and make efficient use of materials.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2014

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Robotic 3D printing technologies to build a Mars base (w/video)

Economically viable and reliable building systems and tool sets are being sought, examined and tested for extraterrestrial infrastructure buildup. One NASA project focuses on a unique architecture weaving the robotic building construction technology with designs for assisting rapid buildup of initial operational capability Lunar and Martian bases.

Posted: Jul 6th, 2014

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Heliolithography, an entirely new 3D printing process (w/video)

The Heliolithography printing process displays significant improvements versus conventional Stereolithography, the standard of professional-grade 3D Printers on the market today - by offering greater theoretical limits on printing speed, options for a superior variety of compatible printing materials, smoother surface finishes, and a level of detail not achievable in current desktop printers.

Posted: Jul 3rd, 2014

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